The narrator's intonation and way of reading is very distracting. I could not get past the first 15 minutes. I tried, I wanted to get immersed into the story, which is very good, but found Duerden's delivery frustrating.
Absolutely not. I will avoid wasting a credit on a book read by her.
The complexity of bee life was interesting, but this book took WAY longer than it should have. I skipped through a lot because it got extremely repetitive and predictable. I found myself thinking "WTF did I just listen to" about many of the passages, and overall found it to be a drag. The author tried really hard to create this mystery and tension, but it ended up failing. If I could, I would have skipped over a huge chunk of the middle. I found myself asking a lot of questions and not getting many answers or explanations.
There is only so much excitement that one can create with bees.
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